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Behavioral Health Nursing (NUR 303) Chapter 18 Test Bank

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Tarleton State University

Behavioral Health Nursing (NUR 303)

Chapter 18 Test Bank

Chapter 18: Feeding, Eating, and Elimination Disorders
MULTIPLE CHOICE
1. Over the past year, a woman has cooked gourmet meals for her family but eats only tiny
servings. This person wears layered loose clothing. Her current weight is 95 pounds, a loss of
35 pounds. Which medical diagnosis is most likely?
a. Binge eating
b. Bulimia nervosa
c. Anorexia nervosa
d. Eating disorder not otherwise specified

2. Disturbed body image is a nursing diagnosis established for a patient diagnosed with an eating
disorder. Which outcome indicator is most appropriate to monitor?
a. Weight, muscle, and fat congruence with height, frame, age, and sex
b. Calorie intake is within required parameters of treatment plan
c. Weight reaches established normal range for the patient
d. Patient expresses satisfaction with body appearance

3. A patient referred to the eating disorders clinic has lost 35 pounds during the past 3 months.
To assess eating patterns, the nurse should ask the patient:
a. “Do you often feel fat?”
b. “Who plans the family meals?”
c. “What do you eat in a typical day?”
d. “What do you think about your present weight?”

4. A patient diagnosed with anorexia nervosa virtually stopped eating 5 months ago and lost
25% of body weight. A nurse asks, “Describe what you think about your present weight and
how you look.” Which response by the patient is most consistent with the diagnosis?
a. “I am fat and ugly.”
b. “What I think about myself is my business.”
c. “I’m grossly underweight, but that’s what I want.”
d. “I’m a few pounds overweight, but I can live with it.”

5. A patient was diagnosed with anorexia nervosa. The history shows the patient virtually
stopped eating 5 months ago and lost 25% of body weight. The serum potassium is currently
2.7 mg/dL. Which nursing diagnosis applies?
a. Adult failure to thrive related to abuse of laxatives as evidenced by electrolyte
imbalances and weight loss
b. Disturbed energy field related to physical exertion in excess of energy produced
through caloric intake as evidenced by weight loss and hyperkalemia
c. Ineffective health maintenance related to self-induced vomiting as evidenced by
swollen parotid glands and hyperkalemia
d. Imbalanced nutrition: less than body requirements related to reduced oral intake as
evidenced by loss of 25% of body weight and hypokalemia

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